Chris represents and advises employers on all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour law, contractual issues and sexual harassment. In addition, Chris regularly litigates complex cases for employers involving claims of wrongful termination, employee benefits, enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants, discrimination and breach of contract.
Chris has significant and varied experience in both collectively-bargained and non-collectively bargained arbitrations, as well as court proceedings in state and federal courts. Throughout his career, he has represented management in all types of matters arising out of collective bargaining relationships, as well as union organizing efforts.
He has lectured extensively on employment-related topics and has authored numerous articles. Chris also provides many seminars to industry groups on labor and employment law issues.
He is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, as well as the Labor and Employment Section of the Boston Bar Association.
Chris is a member of the board of directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps., Inc., a non-profit organization that operates residential and non-residential treatment programs for at-risk children and adolescents. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Dedham Country Day School.
Prior to joining MBBP, Chris practiced labor and employment law at Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale), where he was a senior partner, and as a senior shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C. From 1983-1984, he was a law clerk for Hon. Edward N. Cahn, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Chris received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1979 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1983.
He is admitted to practice in all Massachusetts state and federal courts.
Recent Presentations and Media Appearances:
NECN Business: Employee Rights in the Hiring Process, March 2012
Speaker: Legal Basics for Game Companies, 2011
NECN Business on Employer Hiring Practices
Harvard Law School